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Craig Williamson

Alfred H. and Peggi Bloom Professor

English Literature


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8154
  3. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 203
Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson has edited the definitive edition of The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book and also published A Feast of Creatures: Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Songs. He teaches courses in medieval and renaissance literature, a survey of early English literature, and the history of the English language. He is also a published poet and translator participating in the department's creative writing offerings. He has published two books of poems about Africa: African Wings (poems with a foreword by Alan Paton) and L.S. Senghor's Selected Poems/Poésie Choisies (a bilingual edition with poems and translations). His latest books are Beowulf and Other Old English Poems and a translation of The Complete Old English Poems (31,000 lines of poetry) into modern, strong-stress, alliterative poetry. His current projects include a poetic translation of the Hebrew Psalms, a study of the nature of riddles and riddlic play in Old English poetry and the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, and a book of new and selected poems.